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Friday, December 30, 2011

Gemersik Kalbu Gantikan Tentang Dhia

I know most of you have watched Tentang Dhia series. So, what do you think about the ending? For me, it was just like other Malay stories, the ending part always too fast. It was like the producer has to put everything in one episode, then end up there was like hanging part. I guess everyone for sure wanna see how was Zikir's mom reaction after Dhia, Zikir, Nenek, Azmi, Melly and Raffi found out that she used the 'bomoh' thingy to separate both of them. And, one more thing, how come the hero and heroin die? So sad. It should be happy ending at least. Haha.

Whatever it is, there will be new series after this starting 2nd January 2012, which is next week. I can't wait to see this Gemersik Kalbu. This time around, Aqasha and Ayu Raudhah will be the hero and heroin. Let us see whether this series will be as good as Tentang Dhia and other series or not.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Arsyad's 3rd Birthday Celebration..

Alhamdulillah, Arsyad is 3 years old today. How time flies. I can still remember the day he was born, the day he made his first step and now he is already 3. I am so grateful, having a chance to see my baby grown up in front of me. 

This year, we didn't make any birthday party for him, just managed to do a small celebration to my boy at his Wan Cu's house. At least, got some pictures to keep for his 3rd birthday. Sorry Arsyad, mama just finished my confinement, don't have time to do all those decorations. InsyaAllah, next year we'll do it together with Farrel's birthday kay. 

Just enjoy the pictures :-)

Happy birthday sayang.. Semoga arsyad menjadi anak yang soleh, sentiasa di bawah rahmat dan lindungan Allah S.W.T. Amin~ Mama love u so much baby.. 

Monday, December 19, 2011

5 Words Baby Use (Baby Language)

Very interesting and useful for us, mommies. Alhamdulillah Farrel doesn't cry so much. For the first moms, watch this video and learn your baby language. Your baby actually talks to you, he or she try to send you a message on what he/she wants. If we understand them, there will be no more sleepless night and stressful day for us. :-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

1 Month Old Farrel

6th December 2011

So many things to blog, but too little time for me to just sit in front of my lappy. But I still want to make this entry so that Farrel's development will be in this journal just like his big brother, Arsyad.

Farrel is just like Arsyad when he was little. Don't cry so much, Alhamdulillah. He just make a sound when he wants his milk or when he wants his diaper to be changed. Otherwise, he will just sleep in his cot or just lay down quietly all by himself. Alhamdulillah I don't have any trouble with him at night. He will just wake up for his milk once in 2 or 3 hours time. 

Eventhough his brother play or sing a song just beside him, he will just continue sleeping. He will not cry if his big brother disturb him while he is sleeping. I am so grateful coz I have to watch Arsyad all the time.  Arsyad still jealous with his little brother as Farrel is always with me. So he will do anything to attract our attention. But, I try my best to entertain him everytime Farrel is sleeping. 

Farrel's weight was 3.7kg at 20 days old. Now, I still didn't bring him to his paeds for injection, need to wait till he is 6 weeks old. I guess he is already 4kg plus, looking at his chubby-ness. Hehe.

Now, I'm on my own handling my two kids. I still need to get use to the routine. Alhamdulillah, so far so good. :-)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Trailer

I really2 want to watch this movie.. Hopefully it is worth it to watch.. Need to wait till abes pantang la jwbnye..

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My 2nd Childbirth

6th November 2011 - 10 Zulhijjah 1432H, 947am

I still can remember what happen on that day. How it was started and how it ends. I can't believe I can go through all the pains and the joy that I felt right after that. Nothing can't describe how I felt and the only word I can say is Alhamdulillah. Alhamdulillah, syukur pada-MU ya ALLAH. 

It all started on 5th Nov, around 9pm. As we're getting ready to go out to have our dinner, suddenly I felt something came out from my v*****. I just ignored it at first, coz I thought it was just a normal discharge. Then, when we arrived at the restaurant, I felt the same thing again, it was like *gush*. I went to the toilet and checked, it was just a clear water. Then I started to think, maybe it is the time. I called my sister and asked her about it, then she said it was PROM (premature rupture of membranes). She asked me to monitor it first, before decided to go to the hospital coz I didn't feel any contractions yet.

So, I ate my dinner then went home. But it kept on came out every 10 minutes. Around 12am, hubby and I decided to go to the hospital, afraid if my water keep on leaking and my baby won't get enough oxygen. At first, my hubby was cool as usual, but once he saw too much water came out, he started to panic. Not panic actually but worried. Hehe.

We arrived at the hospital around 2am, need to send Arsyad to my BIL's house first. Alhamdulillah, Arsyad was sleeping at that time. The oncall doctor came in to my room and checked on me, I was already 4cm dilated at that time. Alhamdulillah, I didn't feel anything. Then we just wait till the next morning to see the progress. Nothing was done that night, just do the CTG, checked my blood pressure and temperature.

Around 7am, my OB came in and checked my dilation, still 4cm. I was a bit worried as I've already started to feel the contraction around 5am that morning. Then, she started giving me medicine. After that, it was so damn fast. Around 8am I already 6cm dilated. Everytime I felt the contraction, it felt like I was going to the loo. I told the nurse and I asked her for the penthadine. But the nurse said she need to asked my OB first, and guess what?? The doctor was at the mosque, semayang raya. Ok good, doa tuk saya byk2 ye doc.. Hehe..

The nurse then pushed me to the labor ward. I told the nurse again that I felt like wanna push already. Then she checked on me, "Alamak dh 9cm. Tunggu ye puan, jap agi doctor sampai". Adooii~ sabo je la bley plak nk tunggu2. At that time she already gave me the penthadine, but no point. I can feel the pain till the end. 

When the doctor came in, she asked me to push everytime I felt the contraction. I can feel the baby was moving. My hubby was holding my head and kept on telling me "sikit lagi sayang sikit lg. Dah nampak dh kepala". Dalam 5 kali push, my baby's head was still there. Then I saw the doctor brought out the forceps and I was like oh no!! She said, "saya bantu puan sikit yer". I just turn my face to my husband and he was hugging me and then I can feel the pain when the doctor put the forceps inside me. I still can remember I said "sakitnya", then my baby came out and pee. Hehe. Semua sakit hilang when I saw my baby. Then the penthadine started to work. I felt sleepy and fall asleep right after that. I just said to the nurse, I wanna full breastfeed my baby then I can't remember what happen.

I woke up about 1 hour after that, then I was brought to my room. My hubby was waiting for me, and he kissed me and said "thank you sayang". I felt so relieved and happy, everything went well. And my baby was born on hari yang sungguh mulia, Hari Raya Aidiladha. Alhamdulillah, dapat jgk I merasa normal delivery eventho forceps. It felt so different compared to c-sect. The recovery was faster and I felt better than before. Alhamdulillah, syukur.

Syed Farrel Ahmad Bin Syed Zulhilmi
Weight: 2.8kg
Height: 50cm

Friday, November 11, 2011

My 2 Lil Heroes

When Arsyad was first time looking at his lil brother, Farrel at the hospital, he was so damn excited. He kept on climbing on my bed and gently touch his lil brother. And, he said baby pointed his finger to my tummy and then baby Farrel. Hehe.

He start kissing Farrel when we were at home. He will kiss again and again. And starting yesterday, he started to show his jealousy towards Farrel. He will climb on me everytime I want to breastfeed Farrel. And when his papa wanted to pass Farrel to me, he will immediately climb on the bed or sofa lying down next to me. Hehe. 

Wait till Farrel grows a bit bigger kay Arsyad.. Then you can play with Farrel.. :-)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Our 2nd Bundle of Joy

Introducing our 2nd bundle of joy, Syed Farrel Ahmad Bin Syed Zulhilmi :-)

Born on 10 Zulhijjah, 6 Nov 2011 9.47am @ Putra Medical Centre, Sg Buloh
Weight: 2.8kg Height: 50cm

 Arsyad with his lil bro, Farrel

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Salam Aidiladha

Di kesempatan ini, saya sekeluarga ingin mengucapkan selamat menyambut Hari Raya Aidiladha, maaf zahir dan batin.. Selamat menjalani ibadah korban dan semoga semua umat Islam yang mengerjakan ibadah haji akan mendapat Haji yang mabrur.. amin~

Friday, November 4, 2011

Arsyad's Cheeky Faces..

I snapped these photos yesterday.. He actually asked me to take his pictures by giving me the camera and then he lay down on the bed.. He just made his cheeky faces, then when I snapped, he quickly came to me to see his picture.. He asked me to do it again and again with all the actions that he made.. But, I just can't click fast enough coz he was moving too fast.. Haha.. It was indeed so hard to capture the kids photos right?

You're growing up so fast baby.. I'm gonna miss my little baby.. Love you so much...mmmuuaahhhss~

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yasmin Hani's Solemnization Video

Nice one..

Yasmin Hani + Sha'arin - Solemnization from Avicenna Studio on Vimeo.

source: ohbulan

Monday, October 31, 2011

Me in 37 Weeks of Pregnancy

Mama patiently waiting for you to come out baby.. :-)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mom's Care Baby Carnival Sale on 28th Oct - 7th Nov 2011

We went to the carnival this morning. There were not so many items there. Maybe bcoz I've almost everything already, so nothing interesting that makes me wanna buy. But, if you're looking for a stroller, car seat, baby carrier, baby cot and mattress, this is the place you should go. The price is quite reasonable. 

I just grab myself First Year bottles dry spinning rack for only RM50 (original price RM69), Arsyad's toys and pants. Go and have a look!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

2nd Maternity & Children Expo on 18th - 20th Nov 2011

Don't miss out this largest expo of the year mommies~ :-)

Perineal Massage to Help Avoid An Episiotomy

I'm already in my 37th weeks of pregnancy. I might give birth anytime soon. Hopefully I will give birth on my hubby's off day and my sisters will be around to look after Arsyad during my delivery. I don't know what to expect this time around, just pray for the best. 

Btw, I did read about this perineal massage somewhere to avoid an episiotomy during delivery. Means no tear and no stitches. We have to do it on 34th weeks of pregnancy and above about 1 or 2 times a week. I don't know whether it works or not but research shows that it does work, with a condition we listen carefully to the midwife and doctor on when to push and when stop pushing.

Maybe you can give it a try and see whether it works on you or not. Here is the guide on how to do it. Good luck~

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Breastfeeding Tips for Young Parents

After the euphoria of the birth and discharge from the hospital, coming home is not always easy. You feel overloaded and you find breastfeeding complicated and tiring. You have the impression of not being able to go out and being "locked" at home. Or maybe you also think you have too little milk and are uncertain if the baby is drinking the right amount of milk. But let's take a calm look at things. Relax during breastfeeding. Remain calm. Imagine how lucky you are to be able to breastfeed - even if it scares you a bit and how you wonder you will manage everything!!

If your baby is crying, his probably hungry. Therefore, you only have a choice, breastfeed him/her. But, you will also have to learn to tell the difference. After several weeks, the baby crying doesn't mean exclusively that he is hungry. It can also be that his diapers are wet, he is tired, or simply that he wants to be cuddled. You will learn when to do what by paying good attention.

Arsyad - 1 day old

Generally, a newborn needs to be breastfed every 2 - 4 hours. As time goes by the time between feeds will increase (since the milk the baby drinks changes and the baby also drinks more at each feed). Most babies develop an individual regular drinking pattern. Maybe your baby drinks more often or less often, or maybe more in the morning and less in the evenings. It will, like all people, have its own rhythm.

Also your body will adapt to the rhythm of your baby. Maybe you will experience how your breasts swell and the milk is coming when your baby is crying (and even a few minutes before the baby gets hungry). Sometimes you will be waiting impatiently for him to wake up, after his feeding time has passed for a bit, as your breasts are already ready for feeding. The most important thing if you are breastfeeding is that you are relaxed. 

Breastfeeding is a magical experience, but it takes a bit of getting used to. You are a bit afraid and wondering how it works? Don't worry breastfeeding is something that can be learned.

Breastfeeding offers a lot of benefits:

- Human breast milk is the healthiest form of milk for human babies and has all everything that is important for the development of the body and brain of the baby.

- At any stage, even if your baby is premature, the nutrients in your breast milk re adapted to the need of the baby.

- Your milk contains antibodies that support the health of your baby and help to prevent diseases and allergies.

- The colostrum (the milk that is produced in the first days after the baby is born) helps the baby to eject the meconium.

- Breast milk is sterile, has always the right temperature, is always available and doesn't cost anything.

- Through breastfeeding the mother and baby experience deep bonding.

- In the first weeks after the delivery, breastfeeding helps the uterus to get back to its usual size. It can be accompanied by contractions and pain, but it helps the mother to recover faster from the delivery.

Arsyad - few days old

How to breastfeed?

It is thought that breastfeeding is the most natural thing in the world, but sometimes it is not that easy. There is a rule of hygiene, before each breastfeeding you must wash your hands. Hold your baby in a position that won't leave your arms and back sore. Add support around you with plenty of cushions and pillows. Many women find the cradle position works well, although it really depends on what is most comfortable for you.

Get yourself and your baby in a relaxed position before you start feeding. Pay attention to how your breasts feel when your baby latches on. He should take in a big mouthful of breast, the areola. If latching on hurts, break the suction by inserting your little finger between your baby's gums and your nipple and try again. Once your baby latches on properly, he will be able to do the rest.

Arsyad - few days old

Remember to change the breasts, to achieve balance. With each breastfeeding, the milk quantity that you have is being determined, and it should be equal for both breasts. If you do not remember and have to crack your head trying to figure out, use a trick to remember with which breast you should start the feeding (put a safety pin on the strap of your bra on the breast with which you should start).

Some women adjust to breastfeeding easily, encountering no major hurdles. But many new mothers find it hard to learn. So, if you're feeling discouraged, remember that you're not the only one. If you feel like giving up (or just want professional advice), contact a lactation consultant.

Breastfeeding takes practice. Give yourself as much time as you need to get it down to a fine art. If you're having a bad feeling day, tell yourself that tomorrow will be better. And keep in mind that any problems you are having are likely to be temporary. By the time of your six week check, you'll probably be breastfeeding without giving it a second thought. If not, don't hesitate to ask support.

Arsyad - 5 months old. Look how chubby he is.  :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thomas Matching Game

I was so amazed looking at Arsyad playing the Thomas matching game in the Iphone. I never teach him how to play it, but he discovers it by himself. And he actually can remember which one is, to match another one. 

I can't wait to send him to pre-school next year and see his progress. He can actually perform solat properly now, just can't recite anything yet, but the movement is correct. I just have to start potty train him by end of this year. If not you can't go to the school yet Arsyad. I hope I can do it. Huh~

Autumnz Cloth Diaper

I just bought myself Autumnz cloth diaper at onebabyworld. I found it is a lot cheaper than other online stores. The material is not as same as China brand. At first, I doubt to buy it via online, so I went to the store last Saturday to look and feel the material by myself. 

When I first touch it, I love it!! The material is way softer than the China brand, almost the same like the US one that I bought to Arsyad. And I bought it for RM32 per CD. Not as expensive as other imported ones, but the quality is almost the same. I still didn't use it so I can't review it just yet. Needs to pre-wash it few more times, so that it can absorbs very well. Owh~ I can't wait to see Arsyad wearing it. Hehe. 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Getting Ready for My 2nd Breastfeeding Journey

It has been almost 8 to 9 months I stop breastfeeding Arsyad. Now, I am about to continue my breastfeeding journey for my second child. With the experience that I have, I hope that I can do better this time. And hopefully I don't have the mastitis and breast abscess problem anymore. 

Alhamdulillah, since I was 6 months pregnant, my milk already came out a bit. And now colostrum already started to come out. I really hope that my milk supply will be enough for my lil one just like Arsyad. 

So, these are the things that I prepared to make my breastfeeding journey a lot easier.

1. Medela Freestyle breast pump - I've been using this breast pump since Arsyad is 3 days old. And till now it is still in excellent condition. It is really worth it buying this pump. I love the size of the pump which I can just put it in my handbag, bring it anywhere I want and I can even do other job while I'm pumping. 

2. Bottles - Lots of bottles for storage. I didn't buy any storage bags this time coz I found it is difficult for me to refreeze the milk then put it in the bottle. So, this time around I just use the bottles, easy for me to just warm it using the bottle and food warmer that I have.

3. Medela Purelan - I use it during my first and second week after delivery. It feels better when I applied this to my nipple, especially when it started to crack. Usually our nipple will be cracked and sometimes bleeding if the baby doesn't latch properly. This Medela Purelan really useful when that happens, and it is safe for the baby to latch on. No need for us to wipe it off first. 

4. Disposable and cloth breast pad - I have to buy lots and lots of disposable breast pads. I have the cloth ones but just a few and it will not be enough, coz I'm using it a lot. I always use the pigeon brands, coz it is soft and it absorbs very well. Now, I have about 8 boxes which I bought RM36 for 2 boxes. Hope it will be enough at least for a month. Hehe.

5. Nursing pillow - The nursing pillow is very useful especially for c-sect moms. I'll be using this nursing pillow too so that my arm can rest while holding the baby to breastfeed. And it is easier for me to do the football hold if i'm using this nursing pillow. Remember to always change your baby's position to avoid mastitis.

6. Quickclean Micro-Steam Bag - I only use this micro-steam bags to sterilize my bottles (if only 2 or 3 bottles) and breast pump parts. It is very easy indeed, just put a bit water in it and then put it in the microwave for 3 minutes and you're done. And we can use it up to 20 times per bag. But, I will still use the Tommee Tippee's sterilizer if the bottles can't fit in the bag.

7. Quickclean Breastpump & Accessories Wipes - Easier for me to clean and wipe the breast pump accessories anywhere and anytime. No need for me to clean it with soap and water all the time. Good for traveling.

8. Snow Bear Home & Car Bottle Warmer - It is good to warm the milk and food. You can use it in the car too. 

9. Tommee Tippee's sterilizer - To sterilize all the bottles.

Wow~ so many things that I have already. Alhamdulillah. I really hope this time around everything will goes well. And I can't wait to start my breastfeeding journey again. I really miss the moments. :-)

Arsyad With His Twins Cousins..

Last weekend, my sister came with her twins to our house. While we were busy baking, three of them were happily playing together. I hope Arsyad will be happy and excited like this, with his lil brother too. Hehe.

They're so cute chasing on their bike and cars. Haha. Next time do come again kay guys~ :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bedroom Ideas

We are thinking to buy a new bed frame and either wardrobe or chest of drawers to be installed in our third room. I love to have everything in white, so that the bedroom will look more spacious. All my bedroom's furniture are dark in color; the wardrobe, chest of drawers and bed frame. So, I want something different.

I love this Ikea's bed frame and chest of drawers. I just want these two things in the bedroom coz of the limited space. And, there's nothing much to be put in the drawers either. So, no need to buy a wardrobe. But, I doubt that I can make sure the bed frame will always clean from the dust. :P Whatever it is, I need to present the budget to Mr Financial Advisor first coz he is the one who will buy all those things. Haha. Hopefully he'll approve it and I can decorate the bed with all the queen bed sheets and quilt covers that I have. I can't wait!! :-)

Shawl For Sale!!

This is one of my own custom-made shawls. Actually I got few more designs, but all of them already sold out. So this is the only design left and only 2 pieces are available. I'm selling each for RM35 inclusive postage. Anyone interested do e-mail me at

Material: Cotton stretchable
Length: Approx. 1.75 metres
Easy to wear and so comfy. I only use 1 brooch to wear it and no pin at all.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Forgive Is The Easiest Thing To Do..

Something that I got from fb and would like to share it with all of you.. 

A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving co
uple and the boy was the apple of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for work so he asked the wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. The mother, preoccupied in the kitchen, totally forgot the matter.

The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle and, fascinated with its color, drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages. When the child collapsed, the mother hurried him to the hospital, where he died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how to face her husband.

When the distraught father came to the hospital and saw the dead child, he looked at his wife and uttered just four words.

What do you think were the four words?

The husband just said "I Love You Darling"

The husband's totally unexpected reaction is proactive behavior. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he have taken time to keep the bottle away, this will not have happened. No
point in attaching blame. She had also lost her only child. What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her.

Sometimes we spend time asking who is responsible or who to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. We miss out some warmth in human relationship in giving each other support. After all, shouldn't forgiving someone we love be the easiest thing in the world to do? Treasure what you have. Don't multiply pain, anguish and suffering by holding on to forgiveness.

If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world.

Take off all your envies, jealousies, unwillingness to forgive, selfishness, and fears and you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think...!

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